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Two Girls
The Clan
Uncles
Aunts
A Belt and a Box
Uncle Alec's Room
A Trip to China
And what came of it
Phebe's Secret
Rose's Sacrifice
Poor Mac
"The Other Fellows"
Cosey Corner
A Happy Birthday
Ear-Rings
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do
Peace-Making
Which?

lessons in Greek and Latin gratis, and decided among themselves 

that "Rose was a little trump to give the Phebe-bird such a capital 

boost." 

 

Rose herself had some doubts as to how it would strike her uncle, 

and concocted a wheedlesome speech which should at once 

convince him that it was the most useful, wholesome, and 

delightful plan ever devised. But she got no chance to deliver her 

address, for Dr. Alec came upon her so unexpectedly that it went 

out of her head entirely. She was sitting on the floor in the library, 

poring over a big book laid open in her lap, and knew nothing of 

the long-desired arrival till two large, warm hands met under her 

chin and gently turned her head back, so that someone could kiss 

her heartily on either cheek, while a fatherly voice said, half 

reproachfully, "Why is my girl brooding over a dusty Encyclopedia 

when she ought to be running to meet the old gentleman who 

couldn't get on another minute without her?" 

 

"O uncle! I'm so glad! and so sorry! Why didn't you let us know 

what time you'd be here, or call out the minute you came? Haven't 

I been home-sick for you? and now I'm so happy to have you back 

I could hug your dear old curly head off," cried Rose, as the 

Encyclopedia went down with a bang, and she up with a spring 

that carried her into Dr. Alec's arms, to be kept there in the sort of 

embrace a man gives to the dearest creature the world holds for 

him. 

 

Presently he was in his easy chair with Rose upon his knee smiling 

up in his face and talking as fast as her tongue could go, while he 


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